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Internationale Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen fordert Aufklärung über den Einsatz von Minen in Jemen

(27.05.2013)

Laut der Internationalen Kampagne existieren glaubhafte Berichte über den Einsatz von Antipersonenminen in Jemen in 2011. Jemen ist seit 1999 Vertragsstaat des Verbots von Antipersonenminen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Menschenrechtler kritisieren die Regierung wegen des Einsatzes von Streumunition

(27.05.2013)

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation "Human Rights Watch" hat am Dienstag berichtet, dass am Sonntag Streubomben über einem Spielplatz bei Damaskus abgeworfen worden seien. weiterlesen >>>


Die USA testet neue Streumunition

(24.05.2013)

Die USA testet neue Streumunition, deren Blindgängerrate geringer sein soll als die Blindgägnerrate von bisher verwendeter Streumunition. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Landminen: Menschenrechtler setzen Türkei unter Druck

(24.05.2013)

Die Türkei sollte ihre Landminen bis zum Frühjahr 2014 vollständig räumen. Jetzt verlangt das Land jedoch mehr Zeit. Menschrechtler sind in höchster Sorge. weiterlesen >>>


Soldat im Golan durch Mine getötet

(22.05.2013)

Ein Soldat der Israelischen Verteidigungsstreitkräfte (ZAHAL) ist am Dienstag auf den Golan-Höhen durch eine Mine getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Golanhöhen: Landmine tötet israelischen Soldaten

(21.05.2013)

Ein 19-jährige Soldat nahm an einer Minenräumübung teil, als eine Antifahrzeugmine explodierte und ihn tötete. Laut Militärexperten sollen solche Minen nur auf Fahrzeuge und Panzer ansprechen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Minengefahrenaufklärung im Senegal

(16.05.2013)

Handicap International (UK) veröffentlicht ein Video über das Gefahrenaufklärungsprogramm im Senegal. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Zahl der Landminenopfer steigt

(15.05.2013)

Laut Nichtregierungsorganisationen sind 381 Landminenunfälle in der Provinz Kachin belegt. Die Dunkelziffer liegt wahrscheinlich um ein Vielfachers höher. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghan, Coalition Forces Stymie Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan

(08.08.2005)

Afghan and coalition forces stopped several terrorist attacks on Aug. 5 and 6 when they destroyed three improvised explosive devices in southern and eastern Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said today. weiterlesen >>>


Mine explosion kills Thenmaradchy resident Mr.Kulanthaian

(08.08.2005)

Thirunavukarasu aged 45 and a father of three children died in a pressure mine explosion that took place Sunday evening when he was clearing his land close to Pandrithalaichchchi Amman temple area in Madduvil in Thenmaradchchi division in Jaffna district, Police said. The area where the explosion took place had been declared by the civil authorities as free of mines. weiterlesen >>>


The struggle against landmines: an opening for peace talks in Colombia

(08.08.2005)

In December 1997, the Ottawa Convention or Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) was signed by 144 states. As with other international treaties and conventions, the MBT can only be acceded to by states. weiterlesen >>>


Indian Army kills two Afghani "militants" trying to enter Kashmir

(08.08.2005)

Army today foiled an infiltration attempt killing two Afghani militants at Pindi Gali in Shahpur area on Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch District while a Territorial Army jawan [soldier], a Special Police Officer (SPO) and a civilian were killed by the ultras and an Army officer was injured in a mine blast in separate incidents in Jammu region.  weiterlesen >>>


Arms, improvised bombs seized in Chechnya

(08.08.2005)

Three arms caches with mines among other weapons have been discovered by Chechen police in Groznyy's Staropromyslovskiy district, on the outskirts of the town of Argun and in the town of Urus-Martan over the last 24 hours, ITAR-TASS news agency reported on 4 August quoting local police sources.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkish Cypriots agree with U.N. on mine-clearing

(08.08.2005)

Turkish Cypriots have reached agreement with the United Nations on clearing land mines from the buffer zone separating them from rival Greek Cypriots, Turkey's Anatolian news agency said on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine to destroy stockpile of outdated weapons within 13 years

(08.08.2005)

Ukraine plans to destroy its stockpile of outdated weapons within 13 years, the Defense Ministry announced Wednesday. With the help of NATO, the country defused 400,000 land mines in 2003.  weiterlesen >>>


Naxals blast Congress leader's house

(08.08.2005)

CPI (Maoist) activists blasted the house of Congress sarpanch of Ganjivaripalli Ganji Sreenivasa Reddy in the early hours of Wednesday and exchanged fire with the police at Thambadapalli village in Yerragondapalem mandal.  weiterlesen >>>


Germany Donates 800,000 Euro for Demining Project in Croatia

(08.08.2005)

Germany donated 800,000 euro ($965,000) to the Croatian Mine Removal Centre (HCR), in order to support eight projects for mine clearing, left in the country after the 1991-1995 war, it was reported on July 28, 2005.  weiterlesen >>>


Government Fully Commited to Eradicate Poverty

(08.08.2005)

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Thursday urged all, including Mozambicans and foreign partners, to get engaged in the implementaion of the second phase of the Absolute Poverty Fighting Action Plan (PARPA-II), stressing that his government is "fully commited" to eradicate poverty. Guebuza also recommends a special attention on matters such as the fight against diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, food security, mine clearance, environment, gender, science and technology.  weiterlesen >>>


Official says landmine constitutes threat to peace

(05.08.2005)

The provincial director of the National Demining Institute (Inad) in Benguela, Agostinho Paulino, considered today that landmine constitutes a threat to peace and political, economic and social stability of the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Hand over the cultivating land to the people"

(05.08.2005)

"Sri Lankan Security Forces should hand over the cultivating land to the people for paddy cultivation during the rainy season this year", emphasized Thenmaradchi Farmers Association. And the Farmers Association further stated that the security forces should come forward to clear the paddy lands which are covered with bushes and planted with land-mines and hand over to the public for cultivation.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraq set to boost oil output

(05.08.2005)

Iraq plans to start clearing mines from its southern oil fields this year to help increase output to pre-war levels, an Iraqi oil official said. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan, Coalition Forces Find Weapons, Detain Enemy Fighters

(05.08.2005)

Afghan and coalition forces discovered four weapons caches during combat operations this week, one of which was found southwest of Orgun-E in Paktika province after a brief firefight with enemy combatants Aug. 1, military officials in Kabul reported today. Afghan police then searched the compound and discovered material used for making improvised explosive devices, hand grenades, numerous parts of rocket-propelled grenades, and thousands of rounds of machine gun and AK-47 ammunition. weiterlesen >>>


Army Officer injured in mine blast

(05.08.2005)

An Army Lieutenant was severely injured in a landmine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri, according to official sources. weiterlesen >>>


Blasts on roads haunting military

(05.08.2005)

Fourteen Marines killed Wednesday in western Iraq were en route to retake an area that had been cleared of insurgents at least once before when their lightly armored amphibious assault vehicle was blown apart by a roadside bomb. weiterlesen >>>


New railroad mine detector being developed in Russia

(05.08.2005)

The Russian Defense Ministry is developing a new gadget that would locate explosive devices on railroads.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan wants to win top U.N. post

(05.08.2005)

A Sri Lankan career diplomat who has held top jobs at the United Nations is throwing his hat into the ring to succeed Kofi Annan as secretary-general when elections for the job are held in 2006. During his tenure Dhanapala piloted the U.N. role in stopping the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, and anti-personnel landmines. weiterlesen >>>


State Department issues travel warning on Bosnia-Herzegovina

(05.08.2005)

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs issued the following travel warning: There are still risks from occasional localized political violence, landmines, and unexploded ordnance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq slaughter continues with 20 bodies dumped in the street

(05.08.2005)

Twenty bodies of people who had been shot or beheaded were found in southwest Baghdad yesterday, a police source said. Also yesterday, an Iraqi soldier was killed and two soldiers were wounded when their patrol hit a landmine in al-Doura, south of Baghdad. weiterlesen >>>


The Statesman (India): What the Brits fear most in Iraq

(05.08.2005)

British forces were due to leave Maysan and the neighbouring desert province of al-Mathana early next year, after the general election due to be held in Iraq on 15 December. But they are concerned by recent discoveries of good-quality munitions, including RPGs, land mines, triggering mechanisms and explosives. weiterlesen >>>


Land mine explosion in Pakistan tribal region wounds four soldiers

(05.08.2005)

A vehicle carrying troops hit a land mine on a dirt road in a remote tribal region of northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, wounding four soldiers, an army official said. weiterlesen >>>


Teenager killed, another wounded by land mine blast in Azerbaijan

(05.08.2005)

A 14-year-old boy was killed and his 12-year-old brother gravely wounded when an anti-tank mine exploded in southwestern Azerbaijan, a government agency said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Khartoum urged to assuage fears over future of peace

(04.08.2005)

''Much still has to be done to turn a paper peace pact into reality on the ground. Refugees returning from Kenya, Uganda and Congo present a huge challenge. The countryside is littered with landmines,'' it added. weiterlesen >>>


US Issues New Travel Warning for Bosnia

(04.08.2005)

The U.S. State Department has issued a new travel advisory for Americans in or planning to go to Bosnia-Herzegovina, warning of landmines and crime. weiterlesen >>>


Scrubs to camo...and back

(04.08.2005)

Texas heat doesn't bother Will Conley. When his combat heavy engineering battalion - "That means we have the flexibility to not only clear mines but build roads" - was called into active duty in Afghanistan last year, it was supposed to be a six-month stint. It turned into 12. weiterlesen >>>


Andean Deputy Foreign Ministers Talk in Guayaquil

(04.08.2005)

Deputy foreign ministers from the Andean Community are meeting Monday in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to seek for consensus on a busy agenda for Tuesday´s 2nd meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers from the South American Community. The venue also hosted a meeting of Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Antonio Parra and Peruvian counterpart Manuel Rodriguez to discuss interstate traffic, road construction, mine removal and integration as part of the 1998 bilateral peace accords.  weiterlesen >>>


Fighting In Fallujah, Anbar Continues; US Casualties Reported

(04.08.2005)

Fighting in Fallujah and its environs continued Monday as tensions are once again rising in the city that refuses to accept US occupation, with several attacks reported, including a series of roadside bombs and land mines that had deadly consequences.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine victim to cycle desert

(04.08.2005)

Stuart Hughes, 33, who is from Cardiff, will tackle the marathon ride through Death Valley in California in November. He said "over 100 countries have a landmine problem and so a lot of people are living in death valleys - areas littered with landmines".  weiterlesen >>>


Military competition to open in Estonia

(04.08.2005)

Erna Retk 2005, a military competition that is a symbolic tribute to the Estonians who fought with the Axis Powers during World War II, will be held in Estonia from August 2 until August 6. Teams will have to negotiate various obstacles, including mine fields and rivers, and overcome the resistance of the "enemy" as represented by the Estonian military and border guards. weiterlesen >>>


Taucher suchten sogar Minen

(04.08.2005)

Der Besuch der "Königin" sorgte gestern für Alarmstufe Rot am Hafen. Minentaucher suchten laut Polizei den Rumpf des Schiffes nach "gefährlichen Gegenständen", sprich Bomben ab.  weiterlesen >>>


Kontrollierte Konfusion

(04.08.2005)

Im Gazastreifen sollen geräumte Siedlungen drei Tage lang nach Minen und Gefahrstoffen abgesucht werden, bevor Palästinenser zurückkehren können.  weiterlesen >>>


Nach Abzug: Siedlungen zu besichtigen

(04.08.2005)

Nach Israels Rückzug aus dem Gazastreifen will die Palästinensische Autonomiebehörde (PA) die geräumten Orte drei Tage lang völlig abriegeln. Experten für Minen und Umwelt sollen die Häuser untersuchen, welche die israelischen Siedler räumen. weiterlesen >>>


Huge arms, ammunition seized from forest in Bandarban

(04.08.2005)

Joint forces of army and BDR have recovered 32 landmines, 211 sophisticated weapons and 29,000 ammunition and military equipment from deep forests of Naikhanchhari upazila under Bandarban over the last 10 months. weiterlesen >>>


Siddhartha Highway Blocked

(04.08.2005)

No traffic was possible on Siddhartha Highway from Sunday afternoon after Maoists planted landmines in different sections of the road.  weiterlesen >>>


Police to turn guerrillas against Maoists

(04.08.2005)

Police in Jharkhand will use the same guerrilla tactics that Maoist rebels have been employing for long against them. Only they will not use landmines. weiterlesen >>>


UN board game to raise children's awareness of peace

(04.08.2005)

Sitting under a tree in the outskirts of the capital Kabul, Sameh and his friends talked openly about very adult issues such as human rights, child kidnapping and landmines as they played a new UN-designed game entitled "The Road to Peace".  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. supports new government, urges end to militias, Syrian influence

(04.08.2005)

The United States will "stand with the people of Lebanon" as they move toward becoming "a more free, more prosperous, more secure and more fully sovereign country," Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Welch said in testimony before the House International Relations Committee July 28. Ongoing aid projects of USAID include besides others, work with landmine victims. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists kill civilian, cop killed in ambush

(04.08.2005)

Maoists, on Thursday, shot dead Ganesh Pandey, a local shopkeeper at Suda area in Kanchanpur district, said a Royal Nepalese Army release here today. A policeman, died in a Maoist-planted landmine explosion at Surkhatidanda check post in Liwang, Rolpa, Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Two killed, five injured in separate landmine explosions in Nepal

(04.08.2005)

A civilian and an armed police man were killed and five others injured on Sunday in separate landmine explosions, the Royal Nepalese Army said.  weiterlesen >>>


24 Hour Long Battle Leaves 5 Indians Dead; Mujahideen Escape

(04.08.2005)

The clash which started on Saturday morning in the capital of Kashmir Srinagar has ended after 24 hours of intense fighting. Two Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with mujahideen in Kastrathal area and three others killed in a landmine blast in Urri sector. weiterlesen >>>


Security incidents in Iraq, August 1

(04.08.2005)

Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Monday, August 1, as of 0900 GMT. U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling a Sunni Arab insurgency against the Shi'ite and Kurdish-led government in Baghdad. One soldier was killed and two soldiers were wounded when their patrol hit a landmine in al-Doura, south of Baghdad. weiterlesen >>>


Road warriors patrolled Iraq

(04.08.2005)

There are stories told all too often: car bombings in Iraq, ambushes, shootings, improvised explosive devices blowing everyone around them to smithereens. The methods of attack the convoys encounter are varied. They can be IEDs, small-arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades or land mines. weiterlesen >>>


T.S.K. To Hand Over Command Of Kabul International Airport To Portugal

(04.08.2005)

Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) will hand over the command of Kabul International Airport to Portugal on Monday. Throughout the 6-month mission 50 percent of sweeping of land mines in the airport region was completed. weiterlesen >>>


Danish Demining Group briefs Jaffna media trainees

(04.08.2005)

Forty four percent of land mines and anti personnel explosives are buried in Jaffna district, said Ms Bodil Jacobsen, Programme Supervisor of the Danish Demining Group (DDG), at a discussion held with trainees of the Media Research and Training Centre of the Jaffna University Saturday, sources said. weiterlesen >>>


A civilian killed, 11 injured in explosion

(04.08.2005)

At least a person was killed and eleven others were injured when landmine said to have been laid by Maoist insurgents exploded in western district of Arghakhanchi on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb specialists highly valued, highly needed

(04.08.2005)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Lair gets straight to the point when talking about why he loves his job. He´s is an explosive ordnance disposal specialist and the proliferation of homemade bombs in Iraq and land mines in Afghanistan have kept units extraordinarily busy. weiterlesen >>>


Settlements as tourist attractions?

(04.08.2005)

The Palestinian Authority plans to seal off evacuated settlements for three days immediately after Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Minister Muhammad Dahlan said late Sunday. Immediately following pullout, a team of mine and environment experts will examine the evacuated settler homes to ensure no harm would come to the visiting Palestinians. weiterlesen >>>


STATE ON RED ALERT OVER POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK

(04.08.2005)

While the nation is getting ready to celebrate its 58th Independence Day on Aug. 15, a red alert has been sent to the State from the Union Home Ministry to be on its toes as the extremists have planned to strike at many places either by planting land mines or forming suicide bombers.  weiterlesen >>>


Diver discovers wartime bomb

(04.08.2005)

A local diver found the heavily-corroded bomb onboard the wreck of the HMS Caroline earlier this week. weiterlesen >>>


War Dogs Against Terror

(04.08.2005)

The war on terror has brought back military dogs in a big way. Nearly two thousand are in service with American troops. The uses are many, and include patrolling, narcotics and explosives (and land mine) search. weiterlesen >>>


Militancy continues in Iraq and Afghanistan

(04.08.2005)

A roadside bomb July 30 killed a U.S. soldier and wounded two others, also killing a bystander in southwestern Baghdad. Furthermore a remote-controlled mine exploded, killing a government district chief and several Afghan soldiers, and wounding several other soldiers.  weiterlesen >>>


KASHMIR-LANDMINES

(04.08.2005)

Security forces detected and defused two landmines near international border (IB) in R S Pura and Samba sectors in Jammu division during last 24 hours, official sources said here today. weiterlesen >>>


US Helicopter Shot Down In Afghanistan; Four US Soldiers Dead

(04.08.2005)

A policeman was killed and two others wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside landmine in the Dand Patan district of the southern Paktia province on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Security Council extends mandate of Lebanon force until 31 January 2006, unanimously adopting resolution 1614

(04.08.2005)

Gravely concerned at the persistence of tension and violence along the Blue Line in Lebanon, the Security Council today extended the mandate of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which was to expire on 31 July, until 31 January 2006. The contribution of UNIFIL to operational mine clearance is to be continued and further assistance in mine action by the United Nations to the Government of Lebanon is to be encouraged too. weiterlesen >>>


Ukrainian Peacekeepers Destroy Arms Cache Of Hussein's Former Army in Iraq

(04.08.2005)

The Ukrainian peacekeepers have destroyed a large arms cache of Saddam Hussein's former army in Iraq. During the work they found 470 antitank and antipersonnel mines, 354 mortar mines of various caliber, 63 artillery shells, about 10,000 cartridges of 14.5 millimeter caliber, 13,600 cartridges of 7.62 millimeter caliber and over 60 kilograms of powder.  weiterlesen >>>


Three road workers trip landmine in Chita region

(04.08.2005)

Three road construction workers hit an antipersonnel landmine getting splinter wounds in the Chita region near the Chita-Zabaikalsk highway.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast injures five policemen in Dagestan

(04.08.2005)

Five policemen got light concussions when an attempt was made to blow up an UAZ vehicle in Makhachkala late on Thursday, a spokesman for the Dagestani emergency medicine center told Interfax. The police vehicle did not yet reach the place where the landmine had been planted when the blast occurred, the spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


DEATH OF THE DIANA MEMORIAL FUND"

(04.08.2005)

Millions sent cash and cheques in the aftermath of the Princess of Wales' death to set up a living memorial that would pursue the causes closest to her heart. Yet now, eight years on, there are calls for it to be closed down  weiterlesen >>>


Palästinenser werden eingebunden

(03.08.2005)

Die Übergabe der Siedlungen wird geregelt durchgeführt: ein führender Vertreter der israelischen Armee wird seinem palästinensischen Amtskollegen eine Akte über die Siedlung übergeben, in welcher die Stützpunkte verzeichnet sind und die Karten enthält, in denen verminte Gebiete und von Minen gesäuberte Gebiete gekennzeichnet sind. weiterlesen >>>


The Taliban Beheaded Three Afghans; 11 More Dead In Kashmir

(03.08.2005)

The Taliban beheaded three Afghans today after accusing them of spying for U.S. forces, Taliban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi has said, as a landmine killed four more Afghan soldiers and 11 more deaths were reported in occupied Kashmir. weiterlesen >>>


Turkey Hands Over Command Of Kabul International Airport To Portugal

(03.08.2005)

Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) handed over command of the Kabul International Airport to Portugal on Monday. During the command of TSK, 70 personnel from Turkish Air Forces and 306 others from 26 countries were deployed at the airport. TSK succeeded in sweeping of 50 percent of anti-personnel land-mines, and removing of 90 percent of debris around the airport.  weiterlesen >>>


14,453 border violators detained over last 3 years

(03.08.2005)

Elchin Giliyev, the chief of the State Border Service, told Trend. According to Guliyev, in this period they carried out 9,271 operative task, revealed 24.5bn manats worth of contraband, 251 arms of heterogeneous and of difference calibers, 225kg of explosive substances, 30 light grenade, 65 mines and 75.2kg of drug.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan calls world to prohibit use of CCW

(03.08.2005)

Pakistan has called upon the international community to faithfully implement instruments on prohibition or restriction of the use of certain conventional weapons (CCW) in order to effectively address humanitarian as well as security concerns of states.  weiterlesen >>>


Dutch theater company trying to save lives

(03.08.2005)

Dutch actors trying to prevent people from drowning in the Meriç River and from being blown up by land mines situated on the Greek border are staging a play titled "The Border River Meriç." weiterlesen >>>


Large number of terror camps active along LoC : Pranab

(03.08.2005)

Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said recent reports indicated that a large number of launching camps along the Line of Control (LOC) from Rajouri to Gurez Sector were activated where militants have been kept in readiness for infiltration. De-mining: The defence Minister said that de-mining operations have been completed and land in all areas, except those required for operational reasons, have been handed back to the owners.  weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ: SLOVAK HELP IN CLEARING MINES

(03.08.2005)

A Slovak unit of military engineers deployed in Iraq has cleared an area of over 574,000 square meters of land mines since early March using mine-clearing devices, the Slovak defense ministry announced on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


22 invaders killed, wounded in Jokhar and southern Chechnya

(03.08.2005)

Ten Russian invaders and a pro-Moscow police officer have been killed and 11 invaders injured in clashes with Chechen fighters. Furthermore two invaders were killed when a jeep was blown up by a mine near Dishne-Vedeno on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Mulitple Bombs Attacks Across Iraq Leaves More Dead

(03.08.2005)

Bombs, car bombs, more bombs and mines hit Iraq yesterday as resistance forces continue to dole out a daily dose of attacks and US occupation forces; from Baghdad to Mosul the scene was the same ' more attacks and more US casualties. weiterlesen >>>


U.S.: Pentagon Poised to Resume Production of Antipersonnel Mines

(03.08.2005)

The United States, which has not manufactured antipersonnel mines since 1997, will make a decision in December whether to begin production of a new antipersonnel mine called Spider. weiterlesen >>>


Bombs recovered from train

(03.08.2005)

Eighteen country-made bombs were today recovered from a train at Dhanbad and two land mines found in a village in Giridih as the police continued raids against extremist hideouts. weiterlesen >>>


Moving from reaction to prevention of armed conflict

(03.08.2005)

"Creating a peaceful world is a fuzzy dream of a utopian idealist. We are here over the next three days to do just that." With those words, Jody Williams, founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) announced the culmination of three years of hard work by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). weiterlesen >>>


Cooperation to provide materials for the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)

(03.08.2005)

1. In response to a request from the United Nations, the Government of Japan decided on July 29 (Fri) to donate 27 four-wheeled vehicles, 60 landmine detection devices and 20 large tents, as well as the services needed to deliver them, necessary to support the activities of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).  weiterlesen >>>


Mine risk education: Victim guest of honour

(03.08.2005)

Being invited as guest of honour at a programme generally has a happy reason behind it. But it was not the case when Deepak Thapa Magar was called on to the dais at a programme Thursday. Magar, 17, hobbled to the chair on one leg, aided by his father as he was sporting a plaster cast on the other leg, the consequence of a landmine explosion triggered on the passenger bus he was on, while he was returning to his house at Deurali in Ramechhap.  weiterlesen >>>


Hebri: 8 policemen hurt in naxal attack in Udupi district

(03.08.2005)

Eight policemen were injured when naxalites detonated three landmines at Mathav village, about seven kilometres from here, on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


SOS youngsters learn life's lessons

(03.08.2005)

On Tuesday, the SOS volunteers played a game called Land Mine. Items were scattered on the floor, and one volunteer was blindfolded. Another has to talk him through the mine field without stepping on an item.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia pledges $75 mil. for mine action

(03.08.2005)

Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer pledged Friday his country will provide a further A$75 million for action against land mines over the next five years. weiterlesen >>>


Schnelle Trainingsmethode für Minenspürhunde entwickelt

(03.08.2005)

Schwedische Wissenschaftler arbeiten an der Entwicklung einer schnelleren und kostengünstigeren Trainingsmethode für Minenspürhunde.  weiterlesen >>>


Australien hilft bei Minen-Räumung in Laos und Kambodscha

(03.08.2005)

Australien will die Beseitigung von Landminen und Blindgängern in Laos, Kambodscha, Afghanistan und dem Irak unterstützen. weiterlesen >>>


Munitionssprengung an Oderdeich bei Schwedt

(29.07.2005)

An einem Oderdeich bei Schwedt (Uckermark) wurde am Mittwochvormittag Fundmunition aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gesprengt. weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland verweigert den Kriegsdienst

(29.07.2005)

Der Kampf gegen den Terror kann gewonnen werden, Krieg gegen den Terror niemals ' das hielt die PDS den Bush-Kriegsplänen entgegen und sie behielt recht. Desweiteren setzt die Linkspartei sich für ein weltweites Verbot, die Abschaffung und die Vernichtung der chemischen und biologischen Waffen sowie von Minen jeglicher Art ein. weiterlesen >>>


Slowakische Soldaten bleiben im Irak

(29.07.2005)

Der geplante schrittweise Rückzug Polens aus dem Irak wird die Slowakei nicht am Weiterbestehen ihrer ' allerdings weitaus kleineren ' eigenen Mission hindern. Die derzeit knapp über hundert slowakischen Soldaten im Irak sind im polnisch verwalteten Gebiet vor allem mit der Suche und Entschärfung von Minen beschäftigt.  weiterlesen >>>


UN establishes monitoring system to protect children affected by armed conflict

(29.07.2005)

Thousands of children, particularly girls, are subjected to rape and other sexual abuses in situations of conflict. Landmines kill or maim 8, 000 to 10, 000 children every year.  weiterlesen >>>


Bakersfield soldier dies in the line of duty

(29.07.2005)

The war in Iraq has claimed the life of a Bakersfield soldier. The U.S. Army said 19-year-old PFC Ramon Villatoro died in action in Baghdad. Villatoro's tank hit a landmine, killing him and eight others in Baghdad, according to the Army.  weiterlesen >>>


KASHMIR-INCIDENTS

(29.07.2005)

A Pakistani intruder and an ultra were killed in two separate incidents in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said today. Two anti-personnel mines and a wire cutter was recovered from the site revealing that the infiltrator had crossed over to lay mines on the forward track used by army, the sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Infiltration bid foiled, Pak intruder among two killed in J&K

(29.07.2005)

The army has foiled an infiltration bid in Poonch district and shot dead a Pakistani intruder and a militant in separate incidents in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said here today. Search in the area revealed that the person in the age group of 55 to 60 years was trying to lay mines on forward tracks used by army personnel. Two anti-personnel mines and a wire cutter were recovered from the site, they said.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. turns 6 suspects over to Afghan authorities

(29.07.2005)

U.S. military officials moved to defuse tension after a riot outside their main base by handing six villagers accused of being bombmakers over to local Afghan authorities, officials said today. More than 1,000 protesters chanting "Die America!" and throwing stones tried to break down a gate at the Bagram base, where thousands of U.S. and other foreign soldiers live behind razor-wire fences and land mines left from Afghanistan's civil war. weiterlesen >>>


ANGOLA: Focus shifts to reintegration of refugees

(29.07.2005)

Some 320,000 refugees have returned to Angola since the 2002 peace accord was signed, and the focus of aid agencies is shifting from repatriation to reintegration. Furthermore the country is still plagued by landmines, there have been reports of crop failures in some provinces, and access to basic social services remains poor for the majority of people.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine clearance teams move in after first world war grenades found in French park

(29.07.2005)

Sadly, the brand-new Parc Jean-Baptiste Lebas is currently firmly closed, its perimeter fence patrolled by watchful policemen while a mine clearance team more used to working in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq finishes ridding it of a potentially deadly crop of first world war grenades.  weiterlesen >>>


Milford could get atypical memorial

(29.07.2005)

A Superfund site just off the Oval that was going to be turned into a parking lot could instead become the area's most unusual Vietnam War memorial, with fake barbed wire, recordings triggered by motion detectors and a simulated mine field ' although it won't be for years or perhaps decades, if it happens at all. weiterlesen >>>


Triangular Struggle Threatens Truce with Tigers

(29.07.2005)

Following a botched claymore mine attack on a bus carrying Tiger personnel on Jun. 26, the LTTE has been demanding that government security personnel accompany its cadres in the East as a guarantee of security from such attacks, carried out allegedly by the renegade faction of Col. Karuna (Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharana). weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF SUPPORTS SUMMER CAMPS FOR WAR-AFFECTED CHILDREN

(29.07.2005)

Summer camp participants are child mine survivors and children from mine- survivor families that also include IDPs from the mine contaminated areas along the front line. weiterlesen >>>


Assailants kill judge, police officer in Peru

(29.07.2005)

The assailants, among them two women, set off a landmine as the patrol's vehicle approached and then opened fire on the occupants.  weiterlesen >>>


ONE SHEPHERD DIES AS HE STEPS ON LANDMINE IN SIRNAK

(29.07.2005)

One shepherd died and another was injured as they stepped on a landmine in Uludere town of southeastern city of Sirnak on Saturday, sources said. weiterlesen >>>


The DRAGON fires up for Action!

(29.07.2005)

Andy Willson of DFID said, "DFID will be announcing on 26th July that the UK Government is promoting a new method to help in the removal of the millions of anti personnel land mines around the world. weiterlesen >>>


Two landmines unearthed

(29.07.2005)

Two landmines planted by the CPI (Maoists) were unearthed in the agency area of the district on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Man detained in Russian Dagestan after large arms find

(29.07.2005)

Among other things, law-enforcement officials seized three antitank grenade launchers, three Kalashnikov assault rifles, two improvised explosive devices in zinc-coated metal buckets with a combined weight of 10 kg, six 82-mm landmines, a 152-mm artillery shell, 27 rocket-propelled grenades, 1.5 kg of plastic explosive, 600 rounds of small-arms ammunition of various calibre, 7 m. of safety fuse, 150 m. of telephone cable, an improvised power unit and three Kenwood radios. weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine ammunition depot catches fire

(29.07.2005)

Landmines and grenades were exploding at an ammunition depot in southern Ukraine that caught fire on Saturday, a depot that already was the site of a fire in May 2004 with consequent shell explosions, the defense minister's spokesman Andriy Lysenko said. weiterlesen >>>


Up to 50 Taliban said killed in Afghan fighting

(29.07.2005)

U.S. and Afghan forces killed up to 50 Taliban fighters in central Afghanistan, a provincial governor said on Tuesday after the latest burst of violence in the run-up to September's crucial elections. An election candidate was killed when his vehicle hit a landmine in the southeastern province on Paktika. weiterlesen >>>


MPs patrol local roadways, ensure safe passage

(29.07.2005)

Insurgents have established a steady habit of attacking Coalition Forces with Improvised Explosive Devices and mines, so this is one of the main concerns facing the MPs on their patrols. weiterlesen >>>